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The Witch of Blackbird Pond doc ç Paperback read Å mbjuk » Orphaned Kit Tyler knows as she gazes for the first time at the cold bleak shores of Connecticut Colony that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind In her relatives' stern Puritan community she feels like a tropicaUnity she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world a bird that is now caged and lonely The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows where she enjoys the company of the old u Kit Katherine Tyler is a free spirit When her grandfather dies she sells off his giant home in Barbados and sets sail to find her only remaining family in Connecticut colony She weathers a storm avoids seasickness and even manages to wrangle two entire conversations out of the blue eyed son of the ship’s captainHowever the Connecticut mainland has a sharper edge than any of the challenges on board ship How can Kit bear the insidious patience reuired to drop cornmeal in a bowl one pinch at a time? And the agony of spending her entire Sunday on a hard pew in church service? And the spiteful tongue of her cousin Judith? But there are far greater things to fear in the colonies than boredomAnd when Kit begins sneaking away to find her own happinessThe real danger begins I love Kit And Nat the captain’s son And Hannah the uaker woman who shares soft kittens and blueberry pie And Prudence the little girl who needs Kit almost as much as Kit needs her This is one of my favorite books Full of wonderful historical detail but also fun alive characters that you feel as though you would love to meet I’ve read The Witch of Blackbird Pond at least a dozen times—maybe two dozen And now may have to read it again

doc Ï The Witch of Blackbird Pond ↠ Elizabeth George Speare

Orphaned Kit Tyler knows as she gazes for the first time at the cold bleak shores of Connecticut Colony that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind In her relatives' stern Puritan comm A good witch is hard to findI should know; I've been searching for one my entire lifeSo I went into this read thinking maybe this is her the witch of blackbird pond Maybe she will finally be the “tatter haired witch” that Karla Kuskin decribes or the “magical prognosticator chanting canting calculator” that Felice Holman makes me want to meetI wasn't looking for a Bellatrix LeStrange I just wanted the witch I've been waiting for And I didn't find her hereNope No real witches here Just a bunch of those Arthur Miller type “witches” from The Crucible Meaning no delightful cleavage or cackle no orgies by the river no incantation no levitation no black tresses or long black gownsJust a sad partially demented uaker woman who has been ostracized from the town for her religious beliefsOh and a town with “a pillory a whipping post and stocks” All of the proper accoutrements for provoking public humiliation in the village suare in Connecticut in the 17th centuryGod I hate PuritansI hate 'em and so does Kit our protagonist who is forced to leave wealth and the paradise that is Barbados for the bleak never ending Puritans and snowI think this is known as “hell” or purgatory at the very leastPoor KitAnd poor me But once I let go of my attachment to the perfect witch I allowed this Newberry winner from 1958 and Kit Tyler to capture my attention and I found an “old school” appealing story and a winning protagonistThis is good clean story telling and it's a surprisingly romantic coming of age story as well And God as my witness as I finished up the story today my 9 year old daughter arrived home carrying a giant black cauldron from a thrift store I retreat to my lair with magical thoughts

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The Witch of Blackbird PondAker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond and on occasion her young sailor friend Nat But when Kit's friendship with the witch is discovered Kit is faced with suspicion fear and anger She herself is accused of witchcraf FULL REVIEW HEREShe ​snatched at the dream that had comforted her for so long It was faded and thin like a letter too often readA search of identity belonging friendship and breaking social class boundaries this book is uncharacteristically deep for young adult novels Not only is the time period historically accurate but Elizabeth George Spear incorporates easy to read yet distinct and complex accents From the uaker 'witch' to the Barbados Kit Tyler to the Connecticut colony residents each of the many characters has a personality that can't be mistaken Don't be put off by the title There is absolutely no witchcraft involved in the book It's basically a Salem Witch Trial book that takes place in another New England coastal town WethersfieldA few major themes in The Witch of Blackbird Pond include the political issues of the 17th century religious differences from protestants and uakers how education differs from country to country What a pity every child couldn't learn to read under a willow tree Kit who learned in Barbados judgement and how it affects culture these are just a few of many elements See? Didn't I say it was deep for a YA novel? ;If you're into history you'll love the richly detailed depiction of day to day life in 17th century America Even if you're not like me you will still definitely enjoy this Newberry Medal winning classicWe'd love to hear your thoughts Please feel free to comment on the blog